Two42 Leadership Commitment
Serving on the Leadership Team in Two42 is a privilege. It should be taken very seriously. Leaders are in a place of responsibility in the church and are expected to be examples in faith and conduct. Maintaining a high standard for volunteers is one of the best ways to present Christ to the people of our church and our community. The following guidelines will be expected of any person who volunteers in the college ministry at Brazos Fellowship:
1. The leader must have a clear understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and must have trusted in Christ as his/her personal Savior.
2. The leader must be in a Bible study. All leaders are required to participate in a weekly small group. Leaders must also be committed to personal time with the Lord on a regular basis, and be an active participant in Two42.
3. The leader commits to participating in a one-on-one discipleship relationship. Each leader should be meeting with a college-aged young adult a couple of times a month in a discipleship relationship. This is two-fold. Fighting against sin and fighting for faith.
4. The leader must commit to regular weekend service attendance at Brazos Fellowship. Community is more than just a trendy word. It is a necessary reality for each of us as we grow in our relationship with Christ. It is critical that we join together with each other on a regular basis to grow. Brazos Fellowship must be your church home and you must commit to attending weekly on Sundays.
5. The leader will clearly communicate with Chris (or their designated team leader) as soon as they know they will be absent from an official Two42 event. Each and every thing we do at Two42 is intentional for fostering community among college students while guiding them into a growing relationship with Christ. So it is imperative for full participation so we can execute things with excellence.
6. The leader will be on time. Time is valuable. Respect everyone involved and be on time to all scheduled events. (At least 15 minutes early to all events/activities unless otherwise specified)
7. The leader will strive to build community with students in Two42 and will make it a priority to spend time with them as time permits. “Success is not possible without succession.” As critical as it is for us to invest in students around us and build community, it is equally important to pour into students that volunteer on your team or students you see as a good fit for leadership with Two42. Your goal this year should be to replicate yourself on this leadership team.
8. Leadership positions are year-long commitments. If you are applying for a position in the fall, you are committing to lead in both the fall and spring semesters. On a case-by-case basis, returning leaders may be able to lead for a semester only if you are graduating.
Leader Lifestyle Commitment
1. The leader agrees to live a life of integrity no matter where they are. Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us. (Titus 2:6-8)
2. The leader agrees to a life of sexual purity. But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. (Eph. 5:3) Honor marriage, and guard the sacredness of sexual intimacy, between wife and husband. God draws a firm line against casual and illicit sex. (Heb. 13:4) This includes committing to NOT have co-ed sleepovers.
3. The leader agrees to not use illegal/unauthorized drugs or be mastered by any addictive substances. Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak. When you sin against your brothers in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. (1Cor. 8:9,12)
4. The leader must be committed to excellence in whatever capacity they are serving. This does not necessarily mean that they spend every waking moment in the service of this position, but it does mean that they have a heart for this particular position and they make it a priority.
5. The leader is aware that what they post on social media (in writing, images, and links) are a reflection on Brazos Fellowship, them as a Christian, and them as a leader in Two42. Leaders in the College Ministry must be above reproach in the community and have a good reputation. Therefore, it may be necessary to lay aside certain freedoms or privileges that those not leading might normally exercise. At any rate, the principle to be guided by is that we prize the reputation of Christ above our own personal freedom or enjoyment. This means that as leaders, we must be careful about the places we go and the company we keep.
6. The leader agrees to confidentially care for the individuals entrusted to them. As leaders we are placed into tough situations sometimes. It is critical that trust is fostered at all times. If a leader feels that a situation requires more input, they should go to Chris or their team leader.
7. The leader agrees to resolve all conflicts immediately and directly with the individual they are in conflict with. This is how I want you to conduct yourself in these matters. If you enter your place of worship and, about to make an offering, you suddenly remember a grudge a friend has against you, abandon your offering, leave immediately, go to this friend and make things right. Then and only then, come back and work things out with God. Or say you’re out on the street and an old enemy accosts you. Don’t lose a minute. Make the first move; make things right with him. After all, if you leave the first move to him, knowing his track record, you’re likely to end up in court, maybe even jail. (Matt. 5:23-25)
8. The leader will not behave inappropriately with anger. In your anger do not sin, do not let the sun go down while you are still angry (Ephesians 4:26)
9. Academic requirements. We ask that you maintain at least a 2.5 GPA while in leadership (unless special circumstances apply). The Lord has placed you here at Texas A&M or Blinn as a college student and we want you to honor that calling. In fact, irresponsible academic performance impairs your ability to reflect Jesus Christ among your teachers and fellow classmates.
10. Alcohol Purchase & Consumption
Our ministry includes many under the age of 21, and students at a variety of maturity and experience levels. For these reasons, it is important for us as leaders, representatives of Brazos Fellowship, and more importantly of Jesus Christ, to be above reproach in this area. As a result, we want to encourage anyone in leadership with Two42 to exercise wisdom & discretion in the purchase or consumption of alcohol. In terms of specific situations, we can state clearly that …
- You must be over 21
- You should never provide or consume alcohol around underage people
- You should not provide or consume alcohol at any designated Two42 event or with members of your group (either small group or ministry team members) even in an informal setting
- You should not post pictures of your consumption of alcoholic beverages online in any way
The abuse of alcohol is grounds for removal from leadership. So please, ask our staff if you are unsure how to handle specific situations.